What happens to the land after fracking is completed in a specific area?

Natural gas producers aim to leave behind a small footprint for each well pad through the restoration process. Restoration involves landscaping and contouring the property as closely as possible to pre-drilling conditions. Property owners generally see a small wellhead on a level concrete pad, a small amount of equipment, two to three water storage tanks and a metering system to monitor gas production. All equipment is painted and maintained for safety and appearance by a well tender.

If you’re interested in learning more about the site restoration process, please visit the Recommended Practices section of the website for additional details on this process.